Celebrating the 200th Anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth

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Specifications

Issued 2009
Diameter 28.4mm
Weight 12g
Composition Outer: nickel-brass 76% copper, 4% nickel, 20% zinc
Composition Inner: Cupro-nickel 75% copper, 25% nickel
Obverse Ian Rank-Broadley
Reverse Suzie Zamit
Edge Milled
Inscription On the orgin of species 1859
Mintage 3,903,000
 

Design details:


This 2009 commemorative 2 coin celebrates the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin as well as the 150th anniversary of the publication of 'On the Origin of Species'. The reverse of the coin, designed by Suzie Zamit, features a profile portrait of Charles Darwin and a chimpanzee.
 

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